Fettucini Alfredo

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 5, 2009

1 lb. fettucini noodles ($1.14)
2 chicken breasts, sliced ($1.66)
4 Tbsp butter ($.40)
6 Tbsp flour ($.05)
3 cups of milk ($.30)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese ($.25)
1 cup frozen peas ($.44)
2 sweet potatoes ($.99) On sale for $.88/lb this week!

1. In medium saucepan, cook fettucini noodles as directed on package. Drain.
2. In skillet, prepare homemade white sauce. Melt butter and whisk in flour until turns into paste. Whisk in milk and whisk vigorously, until paste dissolves into milk. Whisk for 2-3 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken. Add 1/4 – 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and whisk until melts into the sauce. Add 1 Tbsp at a time of milk for a thinner sauce or 1 Tbsp at a time of flour for a thicker sauce. Once sauce has thickened, add chicken pieces and cover and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir frequently.
3. Cook frozen peas according to package directions.
4. Toss cooked fettucini and peas into the skillet with the chicken and white sauce. Stir through.
5. Slit or vent sweet potatoes. Add sweet potatoes to baking dish with ¼ inch of water and cover with foil. Bake sweet potatoes at 350 for 1 hour. Remove and let cool about 10 minutes. Peel skins off of the sweet potato and mash.
6. Serve Fettucini Alfredo with Mashed Sweet Potatoes.

Cost $5.23

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Lesley June 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Oh this one I’m so printing….great recipe….


Fairy Dust June 5, 2009 at 9:18 pm

One tip I learned years ago, if you put the frozen peas into the strainer or colander, then drain your just-cooked fettucini into it, the boiling water quick thaws your peas and they’re perfect to go right in. Saves a step and a little extra cooking :)


Alta April 29, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Nice tip! Thanks!!


Rita June 6, 2009 at 12:59 am

I am crazy, nuts about fettuccini alfredo, but it always seemed to complicated to make. Or maybe it’s just me, either way I will definitely give it a try this weekend. Here’s hoping I don’t burn down the kitchen!


Heather J June 6, 2009 at 9:01 am

I was confused at first because I didn’t think your fettucine alfredo had parmesan, but noted down in the bottom you included it. You’ll probably want to add the parmesan to the ingredient list! ; ) Sounds Great!

I really enjoy your blog!


Erin June 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

I forgot it in the ingredient list :) Thanks!!!


Donna K June 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

We’re trying this recipe tonight…thanks!


Christina Baita June 9, 2009 at 3:14 pm

i love the recipe for the fettucini. It’s really easy to make and I have always put the cheese in mine. Not normal??? I do think that the potatoes although my favorite potato is a double carb with the pasta. Last week, I made the fettucini and added brocolli, red pepper slices and mushrooms, which I had in the fridge already! I didn’t have to buy a thing and used the same ingredients for a couple of other dishes too.


Sandee January 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Don’t forget the GARLIC!!!

Just happened onto your site. Guess what we’re having for dinner? :)


Charles November 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm

This is not Fettucini Alfredo. Alfredo is only fettucini, butter and cheese. Try it Rome at Alfredo alla Scrofa.
6 lb. fettucini
6 oz. butter – unsalted
6 oz. Cheese – parmigiano 24 mesi


Jessica November 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Charles, you little helper. Erin,this dish was delicious. THANK YOU . With your help, even I can cook


Darcy January 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Very Fast, Very Easy, I loved this, just had for my birthday dinner tonight! Thanks Erin! :)
Devoted fan since seeing you on Rachael Ray – BTW I got to be on her LA World’s Biggest Cooking Demo Show – SO SO much fan!!! Thanks Erin, you are a blessing!


Stephanie June 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Hi Erin,
I used this today to make alfredo sauce for a slow-cooker lasagna recipe (it uses alfredo sauce in place of ricotta, etc). But I knew not to waste money on jarred alfredo! Have made this before as a white sauce and alfredo sauce….love it!
Cooking now, can’t wait to try it in the lasagna :)


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom June 25, 2011 at 8:50 pm

That’s a fantastic idea for lasagna Stephanie!!! Let me know how it turns out!


Dave Beaulieu December 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Great recipes, and I agree you can make it very cheaply. Wanted to share a video of my version with you http://www.noreciperequired.com/recipe/fettuccini-alfredo-chicken I like the addition of peas for some color and flavor. Great work!


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